Elmina Sharks attacking midfielder James Bissue has attracted the attention of several big media institutions across the globe following his wonderful goal against Legon Cities during a Ghana Premier League match last Sunday.
The likes of BBC, The Guardian, Sky Sports have dedicated their online spaces to talk about the beautiful goal of Bissue scored from the center circle.
But what do you know about the 30-year old player?
Bissue began his career with Young Wages F.C. before transferring to Eleven Wise in 2006. On 4 January 2009 he went on a 2-week trial with Blackburn Rovers F.C. of the English Premier League. He moved to Hapoel Be’er Sheva F.C. in December 2009, from Eleven Wise of the Ghanaian Premiership. Bissue scored 13 goals in 16 matches for Eleven Wise during the 2013-2014 Division 1 season.
On September 18, 2014, Bissue signed a 3-year contract with the Montreal Impact of Major League Soccer. He was training with Ghanaian champions Asante Kotoko but left to sign with the Canadian club. He was released at the end of the season without making a first-team appearance. One Ghanaian source indicated that complications with paperwork prevented the player from appearing for the club. After being released by Montreal, Bissue returned to his native Ghana but failed to secure a contract with a top-flight club.
In December 2015, Bissue had been training with Ghana Premier League club Sekondi Hasaacas for three weeks while in discussion over a contract. The club saw him as a potential replacement for Theophilus Nyame who left the club for Asante Kotoko.
Despite training with Hasaacas, it was announced that Bissue had signed a 2-year contract with the Pittsburgh Riverhounds of the United Soccer League for the 2016 USL season. The move was officially announced on 11 February 2016.
He has played for the Ghana U20 and U17 teams before.
The Elmina Sharks player has scored 5 goals this season for his team and is the second top scorer over there after Benjamin Boateng who has 8 goals.